Today on Blogcritics
Home » Author Archives: John Owen

Author Archives: John Owen

Music Review: The Beatings – Late Season Kids

The latest album from the Boston quintet is a solid set of assured, masterful independent noise-pop. Read More »

Music Review: Hands and Knees – Et Tu, Fluffy?

A nearly perfect little record of distorted, bouncy low-fi power pop, straight from the future. Read More »

Music Review: Get Help – The End of the New Country

A well crafted set of introspective indie rock that amounts for this writer to a very welcome break from children's music. Read More »

Music Review: Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha

The Chicago violinist returns with a stupendous, iconic, gorgeous album that is among of the very best of the year. Read More »

Music Review: Robert “Junior” Lockwood – Steady Rollin’ Man

Delmark Records reissues the debut session from one of the Chicago blues' finest players. Read More »

Music Review: Scuba

A warm and fuzzy (and superb!) debut from a New England band who, you should know, are not shoegazer revivalists. Read More »

Music Review: Eldridge Rodriguez – The Conspiracy Against Us

An impressive and scarily accomplished debut album from a member of the Boston quintet The Beatings. Read More »

Music Review: Junior Wells – Live at Theresa’s 1975.

One of the greats of Chicago blues doing what he did best night after night, at the club he called home. Read More »

Music Review: The Slits – Revenge Of The Killer Slits EP

Britain's first ladies of dubby, scratchy punk are all grown up, back together, and trying to recapture the old magic. Read More »

Music Review: Jane’s Addiction – Up From The Catacombs

Jane's Addiction finally get the best-of they deserve in this fine seventeen-song collection from Rhino. Read More »